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Estate Planning Basics

In this article, the estate planning attorneys at Rodier Family Law lay out the steps individuals should take to ensure that in the event of your passing, your family is provided with instructions on the division of your estate. The creation of an estate plan is not generally the first item on anyone’s to-do list.…

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Division of Marital Property

Maryland state law dictates what is included in marital property, and how it must be divided should a couple divorce. Here, the family law attorneys at Rodier Family Law Group provide a brief overview of how division of marital property is handled in the state of Maryland. Non-Marital vs. Marital Property Typically any property that…

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Alimony Overview and Basics

You may have heard of alimony, as it is relief that can be granted in a Maryland divorce proceeding, but you might not know what exactly is it, how is it determined, or what are the rules around it are. Here, the family law attorneys at Rodier Family Law provide a brief overview of alimony. …

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What is Power of Attorney?

Power of attorney is an invaluable estate planning tool, but what exactly is it, and how does it work? Here, the estate planning attorneys at Rodier Family Law provide a foundational understanding of power of attorney. Defining Power of Attorney Power of attorney is a document in which an individual assigns another person, typically referred to as an…

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Limited Versus Absolute Divorce

Absolute and limited divorce are two distinct legal categories, which have their own characteristics and procedures. Here, the family law attorneys at Rodier Family Law detail the distinctions between the two. Absolute Divorce Absolute divorce permanently dissolves a marriage. In an absolute divorce, the couple must bring forth grounds for the divorce. These reasons can…

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Child Support Arrears: What They Are and How to Get Them Paid

If you are owed child support, it is essential to understand the tools you have at your disposal to resolve any issues. Here, the experienced attorneys at Rodier Family Law explain what child support arrears are and how you can collect on missed payments. Child Support Arrears Many non-custodial parents, or parents without primary custody,…

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The Significance of a Marital Separation Agreement

Deciding to separate can be a big step for any couple, and drafting a marital separation agreement is an essential part of that process. Here the family law attorneys at Rodier Family Law explain some of the most frequently asked questions about this type of agreement. What is a Marital Separation Agreement? A Marital separation…

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The Establishment of Paternity and Its Impacts on Child Custody Rights

In a typical custody dispute, the custody of a child is usually decided between two biological parents. But, if the parents of the child were not married at the time of the birth, the father’s paternity will first have to be established before the court will grant visitation or custody. Here, the experts at Rodier…

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Child Custody Concerns

Divorce, which is often a complex and difficult process, is complicated even further by child custody concerns. Here, the experienced legal professionals at Rodier Family Law touch on four common concerns regarding child custody. Maternal vs. Paternal Custody Question: As a father, am I less likely to be granted custody of my child? Answer: There…

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Child Custody Concerns

Divorce, which is often a complex and difficult process, is complicated even further by child custody concerns. Here, the experienced legal professionals at Rodier Family Law touch on four common concerns regarding child custody.   Maternal vs. Paternal Custody Question: As a father, am I less likely to be granted custody of my child? Answer:…

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